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Meringue KissesBeat 4 egg whites till dry, but not stiff. Add 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1 cup sugar, gradually while beating another 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. maraschino cherry juice, and 3/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans. Grease pan and cook 60 minutes.
Biscuit MixRecipes for Biscuit Mix. Sift together dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Pack loosely in airtight container. When ready to use, mix 1 cup mix to 1/3 cup milk, blend lightly with fork only until flour is moistened and dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
Heath Coffee CakeMix sugars, flour, salt and margarine together; set aside 1/2 cup of mix. To rest of mix add buttermilk, egg, soda and vanilla. Mix all together and pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.
Fruit SlushMix all except bananas and strawberries together. Freeze. Two hours before serving add bananas and strawberries. Nice to freeze in individual containers.
Chicken or Turkey CasseroleDissolve bouillon in water; set aside. In large bowl, lightly beat eggs and stir in milk, salt, Worcestershire and bouillon until well mixed. Add remaining ingredients and stir lightly.
Cauliflower Broccoli SaladChop the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery and onion into small pieces. Mix the mayonnaise, dry dressing mix and sour cream. Pour over the chopped veggies. Refrigerate overnight.
Super Scrumptious Spud SoupPut first 5 ingredients into large saucepan. Saute vegetables until onion is soft and clear. Add potato, ham, chicken stock, salt, pepper and parsley.
Organizing Flat KitchenwareTo organize cookie sheets and other flat kitchen items, use spring tension curtain rods in the cabinet. Insert them vertically and place the items in between.
File Your Computer PasswordsSince an assortment of creative passwords and other info is too much to remember when accessing your favorite websites, you might find the following tip useful:
Give Unwanted Food to Family or FriendsI am terrible when it comes to passing up the snacks when I go to the store. I am trying to curb that desire to snack on chips and dip! This week, I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and because my dad is on a pension I called him to offer it to him and he accepted GLADLY!
Jake (Miniature Beagle)Here is a picture of my miniature beagle Jake and his favorite toy at the beach. Jake is a real character. He is fully grown. He thinks he is a person and not a dog. Jake has many neighborhood children who stop in to play catch with him. We call them his "fan club".
Fill Letters to Santa from the Post OfficeThe best holiday stress reliever I found, was engaging the whole family in Christmas for others. I went to local Post Offices and asked for any Dear Santa letters, and they were very happy to let me take some.
"A Christmas Story" Photo CardWe love the movie "A Christmas Story". So last year we decided to pay tribute to the scene the boys love best, which is where one kid dares the other kid to stick his tongue to a frozen flag pole. I used my photo software to change the picture to black and white and frosted the edges. The caption on the card read "WE TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU TO HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS". Everyone loved it!
Fill Your Gas Tank OftenGas here has been in the three dollar range, $3.69 today. I don't let my gas tank get lower then three-quarters empty. It usually costs $20.00 or $25.00 to fill the tank, about every two or three weeks depends how much and how far I drive.
Coffee Filter ArtEasy and inexpensive, children of all ages can enjoy this craft. Use everyday household supplies to make lovely kid designs. This craft can also be used to teach colors and color blending.
Reuse Pillow Shams On Your SofaUse pretty pillow sham covers as pillows on your sofa or as throw cushions! I see these all the time at Goodwill for a buck or two, and I decided to make use of them. My kids like to use them as floor pillows, as well.
Calling All Grandmas! Be a Kindergarten VolunteerMaybe you don't get to see your grandchildren very often or it is just a long distance phone call once or twice a week. Now imagine your self sitting with a child that is struggling with their ABC's and you are helping them.
Ideas For Drop ClothsDon't throw away those old sheets or shower curtains. Use them as drop cloths when your children are painting, doing Play-Doh, helping you cook, or when crafting.
Look For Different Ways To Use Secondhand ItemsWhen shopping garage sales or thrift stores, always look at other ways to use items. At my thrift store, I buy a lot of sales materials so that I can reuse the binder. They are usually bigger and more durable then the school binders. I throw the sales materials away or use it for scrap paper.
Use Dryer Lint For Stuffing DollsWhen my daughter was younger, she made hundreds of miniature stuffed animals, dolls, personalized pillows, and so forth, using fabric scraps. Even with the fabric free, of course, cotton batting or fiber-fill would have cost money to stuff her creations. So, she stuffed them with dryer lint!
Chores for a 9 Year Old?I used to have my 9 year old son clean the kitty litter, vacuum and take the trash out but we got rid of the cat and he still cleans his room. Does anybody have ideas on any more chores he could do? He wants me to give him money but I can't figure out things he can do to earn it. How much should I give him?
Keeping Squirrels From Eating Wooden Stairs?I have an elderly client that lives in the country, and he is having trouble with squirrels eating his wooden steps outside his front door. Is there anything inexpensive he can use to deter them and/or stop them from doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.